USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Refugee and Asylee Adjustment of Status Interviews

USCIS released updated policy guidance, effective 9/16/21, revising the criteria that applies when determining whether to refer an asylee or refugee adjustment applicant for an interview. Policy also includes criteria relating to a principal applicant’s underlying asylum claim.

Comments on this guidance are due by 10/18/21, via email:


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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21091701.

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